Oct 17, 2009

7.5 years, 10th move



We're moving... again. Yes, you heard that right. And yes, you're memory does serve you correctly, we only moved to this house in February.

But when opportunity knocks...

Ben just had his last day at 4Life yesterday and we will be heading down to our new home in Melbourne, Australia to house hunt in a few days this upcoming week.

Life has been filled with excitement, hesitation, nervousness, jubilation, and stress -good and bad. But we are excited at this new opportunity for him to be working at his new job as General Manager of Australasia for Melaleuca, and I'm so proud of Ben!

We will most likely wait out the school year, which ends in December, but we'll know more after this week. Sorry we have been out of touch with most of you on it, in fact, there may be some members of the family who are reading this for the first time not knowing! It has been hard to spread the word and this was all really, really unexpected.

I am feeling good about it, but it was really strange to consider at first. I've loved my life in Sydney, and was excited at the thought of where life was taking us. This wasn't in my plans at all, but once we decided to go for it, we decided to really go for it and wrap our arms around Melbourne and our new life there.

Things have been busy, I've quit my other blog but will still post on it occasionally just for myself and family -as was intended in the first place. We're just focusing on our family and the tasks ahead and getting ourselves organized and ready.

The good news for many of you is that there is now more time than ever for that visit you've been promising us you'd make...

14 comments:

Jennifer said...

Good luck with your move! We're still unpacking =). If we ever get to Australia we will for sure look you up. I've heard great things about Melbourne!

Englishfam said...

Nat, your life is CRAZY!!That is so exciting, I'm guessing this was a good move for you guys. I am actually a customer of Melaleuca and think their products are great! How far away is Melbourne from Sydney? I have no idea about geography over there! haha Congrats!!

Jenny or sometimes Bozo said...

I think you guys should live in a motor home:) Good luck and congrats!

Gaengy said...

Hey...give me a call on your list from Target before you head out! I need to take a few tips from you as I read this and wrap my arms around my new move too! Thanks for the reminder!

Raulz Kidz said...

Yeah! How exciting! I love a good change...looking for one ourselves. Good Luck!!!

The Taskers said...

AWESOME!! How great that you get to experience another part of Australia! Make sure you know where you've packed your umbrella. I used to travel to Melbourne every few months for work, but never got to see much of it for pleasure; if we ever move back to Aus we'll have to come visit (that is, of course, if you're even still there).

My Dad sold Melaluca a bizillion years ago - I LOVED their pure tea tree oil for the face; perhaps I'll have to get hooked into it again...

Good luck!
Jen

michelle said...

Congratulations on the new job and good luck with the move. I hope that everything goes smoothly for you. Give us a call next time you are on home leave. We would love to catch up!

natalie said...

What?! Congratulations on the new job and move. We hope you enjoy your new home. We would love to come visit!

Kristine L. said...

Where's Australasia?

Ashley said...

wow. you seriously must have packing down to a science. Good luck!

Jolley's said...

Wow, I've finally met someone who has moved more than me! We moved 9 times in the first 7 years we were married. Moving is such a pain, but inevitably I have fond memories of each place we've lived. I'm sure you'll love your new place and you'll make new friends with your cute bubbly personality in no time at all.

Nicole said...

Ugh. I hate moving. You are probably used to it by now. Are you going to be here for Christmas? We need to plan something now that nobody is at 4Life anymore. Good luck!

Mel~B said...

We'll miss you Nat :(

Melanie Keller said...

Your pictures of Melb make me homesick. You will absolutely love it! I am very jealous. Mike always talks up Sydney, but Melbourne is where its at!!! Good luck with the move. Let us know when you are in Utah.

 
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